Universities to reinforce innovation drive

Updated: 2015-12-26 04:18

(China Daily USA)

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Shanghai’s universities will implement flexible school terms in the near future, allowing students to suspend their studies in order to start their own businesses. The city’s education department is also considering adding innovation and entrepreneurship education as part of teachers’ performance assessments, reported by eastday.com. Other measures to boost innovation and entrepreneurship will include government support for universities to invite famed scientists and entrepreneurs to share their knowledge with students. During a forum in Shanghai on Dec 15, Sun Hongbin of Tsinghua University commented that college students in China generally lack the spirit of adventure, preferring to take jobs that provide them with a clear career path over the long term. He added that higher education institutions in China should explore ways to help youth nurture a spirit for adventure and entrepreneurship.